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Colts Mailbag Weekend Edition: Will The Colts Add A Taller Wide Receiver This Offseason?

In Saturday’s mailbag, readers inquire about injury updates for Clayton Geathers/Jack Mewhort, the debate of best player available versus need and if Hassan Ridgeway is a starter in 2017.
Via Colts.com
1 day ago

2017 free agent targets for the Indianapolis Colts

Chris Ballard was brought into the Indianapolis Colts front office to clean house. However, due to age and contract lengths, the Colts General Manager is inheriting a team that already has a lot of holes to fill. With Robert Mathis‘s retirement, along with Erik Walden and Trent Cole’s contracts expiring, Ballard has some early decisions to make. I don’t expect Ballard to...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Colts Add Fourth-Round Draft Pick

The NFL sent out the 2017 compensatory picks on Friday afternoon and the Colts got one in the fourth round (144 overall). A closer look at as to why the Colts received a fourth rounder and the entire draft haul for 2017.
Via Colts.com
1 day ago

NFL Awards Colts 4th Round Compensatory Pick in 2017 NFL Draft

On Friday, the NFL announced that the Indianapolis Colts have received a compensatory pick, Round 4: 144th overall, as a result of last offseason’s free agent departures. In comes as ‘compensation’ after the Colts lost tight end Coby Fleener, inside linebacker Jerrell Freeman, and safety Dwight Lowery in free agency an offseason ago, while only adding […] NFL Awards Colts...
Via Horseshoe Heroes
2 days ago

Is Joe Haeg’s Future At Right Guard?

One question the Colts must answer at some point this offseason is what position they want to place Joe Haeg at in his second NFL season. Is right guard the answer for Haeg?
Via Colts.com
2 days ago

Former Pro Bowler Trent Cole will retire if not offered enough money

No longer the player that saw him put up four double-digit sack performances in five seasons, Indianapolis Colts pass-rusher Trent Cole might just decide to call it quits on his career.The caveat here being that he will only retire if the former Pro Bowler is not offered enough cash on the free-agent market. At this point, it is probably a good bet that the 34-year-old veteran won’t...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts full 2017 mock draft

The Indianapolis Colts are coming into the 2017 NFL draft with many holes to fill, mostly on the defensive end. New GM Chris Ballard will be looking for some hidden gems in the later rounds of the draft. The Colts are in luck because this draft class is loaded at the secondary positions and at running back which are two glaring needs for this team coming into next year. Ballard will...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

PFF Ranks Colts Mike Adams as 10th Best Free Agent Safety

According to Pro Football Focus, Indianapolis Colts safety Mike Adams is the 10th best free agent at his position, as he’s set to enter this year’s open market: 10. Mike Adams, Indianapolis Colts (83.3) Adams has graded out quite well throughout his career; after posting the second-highest overall grade of his career in 2014, Adams […] PFF Ranks Colts Mike Adams as 10th Best...
Via Horseshoe Heroes
3 days ago

Colts Jack Doyle is PFF’s 2nd Best Free Agent Tight End

According to Pro Football Focus, Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle is set to become the second best free agent tight end to hit this year’s open market: 2. Jack Doyle, Indianapolis Colts (76.0) The light seemed to come on for Doyle midway through 2016. He registered impressive grades in each of his last nine […] Colts Jack Doyle is PFF’s 2nd Best Free Agent Tight End...
Via Horseshoe Heroes
3 days ago

Adam Vinatieri is 'still begging' Pat McAfee to come back to the Colts

Pat McAfee made the most surprising announcement of the year when he retired on live television just before the Super Bowl. The Pro Bowl punter was in his prime and still young (29 years old), but he believed his future is in comedy and not in kicking footballs. His shocking decision to become a full-time comedian sent fans for a loop and left Colts with a gaping hole at punter,...
Via FOX Sports
4 days ago

Adam Vinatieri on Pat McAfee: I just miss him

Punter Pat McAfee made a surprising announcement during Super Bowl week when he retired from the NFL at the age of 29. McAfee cited repeated surgeries on his right knee as a reason for his decision and he tweeted out a picture of himself prepped for another operation on Wednesday. That would seem to be…
Via Pro Football Talk
4 days ago

TGS Offseason Preview: Indianapolis Colts

Between now and the start of the new league year in March, TGS is providing brief summaries looking ahead at the offseason from the perspective of each NFL team. In this edition, we look at the Indianapolis Colts. 2016 record: 8-8 — 3rd place, AFC South What’s new? Goodbye, Ryan Grigson. Chris Ballard is the general manager now. Projected salary cap space: $54 million — The...
Via This Given Sunday
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Ballard’s plan for the Indianapolis Colts starting to become clear

The Indianapolis Colts decided to release 33 year old veteran linebacker D’Qwell Jackson. This move was surprising as Jackson had been one of the most productive players on the defensive side of the ball for the Colts in the past couple of years, but with his dip in production and his recent PED suspension, it made it easier to cut him loose. This move also saved the Colts $5 million...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Colts release LB D'Qwell Jackson as cost-cutting measure

  INDIANAPOLIS -- Linebacker D'Qwell Jackson became the first cost-cutting loss of the Indianapolis Colts' offseason. He probably won't be the last. New general manager Chris Ballard made his first significant move Thursday, releasing the 33-year-old defensive signal-caller as the Colts attempt to rebuild their struggling defense. "D'Qwell is a consummate professional," coach Chuck...
Via Associated Press
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Colts release linebacker Jackson in cost-cutting move

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indianapolis Colts have released 33-year-old linebacker D'Qwell Jackson, a move that will save the Colts about $5.5 million under the salary cap. It's the first significant decision made by new general manager Chris Ballard. Jackson started all three seasons he was in Indy and was the defensive signal caller and leading tackler - before missing the final...
Via Associated Press
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Deion Sanders annoyed over reaction to his Colts accusations

Deion Sanders dropped a noteworthy accusation on Sunday that seemingly got lost in the Super Bowl shuffle, and the Hall of Fame cornerback is now annoyed that his comments have become a national story.When the topics of Spygate and Deflategate came up after the New England Patriots’ miraculous comeback against the Atlanta Falcons, Sanders defended Bill Belichick’s team by claiming...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 Fantasy Outlook: Indianapolis Colts

The Indianapolis Colts are set to have plenty of top-tier talent strewn across fantasy football rosters in 2017. Quarterback Andrew Luck, wide receiver T.Y. Hilton, and running back Frank Gore all finished within the top-12 at their respective positions in total fantasy points in 2016.  This weekly series of columns will focus on one or two teams and their fantasy-relevant players...
Via The Sports Quotient
19 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Adam Vinatieri sets Guinness World Record hitting 28 FGs in 60 seconds

We didn’t need any further proof that Adam Vinatieri is the GOAT NFL kicker, but on Friday he padded his Hall of Fame resume with an absurd show of skill.The Indianapolis Colts kicker was at the NFL Experience ahead of Super Bowl LI in Houston when he set a new Guinness World Record by hitting 28 field goals in 60 seconds. After accomplishing the feat, Vinatieri wasn’t exactly...
Via Sportsnaut
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Pat McAfee's retirement a sign of things to come for the NFL?

When the news that Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee chose retirement at 29 over postseason surgery in order to pursue a career in entertainment, many in the NFL as well as fans were shocked to say the least. However, McAfee's choice to quit football seems to be endemic of a growing movement of players who are now choosing life over a future fraught with injury and further debilitation...
Via Yardbarker
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Freeney is not a fan of the Super Bowl bye week

For the third time in his career, Atlanta Falcons defensive end Dwight Freeney is preparing to play in the Super Bowl. To put it mildly, he’s not a fan of waiting so long to play.In fact, Freeney can’t stand the two-week buildup to the Super Bowl. He bluntly said that “I think the process honestly sucks” before elaborating.“Because you’re waiting two weeks,” he said...
Via Sportsnaut
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Colts P Pat McAfee reveals why he surprisingly retired from the NFL at 29

Pat McAfee made the most surprising announcement in recent NFL history on Wednesday night. While appearing on Comedy Central’s “Barstool Rundown,” McAfee declared that he’s retiring from football to pursue his dream of being a comedian.The Indianapolis Colts confirmed the news not long thereafter, making official what initially seemed like a hoax. NFL players reacted by wishing...
Via FOX Sports
24 days ago

Colts punter McAfee announces his retirement

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee says he is retiring. The 29-year-old two-time Pro Bowl pick made the announcement in a statement on Twitter, thanking fans for their support over the last seven seasons. McAfee wrote that three knee surgeries in four years, the expectation of additional operations in the future and an enticing offer to work for Barstool Sports...
Via Associated Press
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Colts punter McAfee retires from NFL to join Barstool Sports

One of the most surprising stories of the offseason was revealed late on Wednesday night.Pat McAfee announced that he is retiring from the NFL to join emerging sports media company Barstool Sports.The news was announced on Barstool Sports’ show on Comedy Central. The former Indianapolis Colts punter also shared this note on Twitter: McAfee, 29, had knee surgery last offseason and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Chuck Pagano’s job safe for 2017

There have been many questions about Chuck Pagano’s job status, but it appears he will be safe for 2017.ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Monday that new Indianapolis Colts GM Chris Ballard plans to keep Pagano on as head coach for the upcoming season, but then re-evaluate him for 2018.Ballard, the former Kansas City Chiefs director of football operations, was hired on Sunday...
Via Larry Brown Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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